Board of Directors

Harney ESD Board of Directors, 2019-2020

 Julie Weikel Julie Weikel, Chair

Zone 1, At Large

Term: June 2021
     
 

Julie Weikel resides about 30 miles south of Burns.  She practiced veterinary medicine for over 45 years and was a pioneer in the field of large animal practice.  Julie’s mother is from Harney County and taught in Denio, Oregon. She is proud of the fact that she has returned to the very county that her mother lived in.  During her free time Julie is involved in a variety of community committees with a lifelong passion towards creating a better life for livestock.

     
         
Doug Stott  Doug Stott, Vice-Chair

Zone 4, Diamond, So. Harney

Term: June 2023
     
       

Doug Stott is a native Oregonian from Frenchglen who is currently living and actively ranching in Diamond. Doug was a Vietnam Navy veteran. He is married to Sherry Otley and they have four grown and married children.  For over 30 years, Doug owned and operated Redmond Greenhouse. He has a passion for gardening, cooking, hunting and fishing. 

     
         
 Sandy Volle Sandy Volle

Zone 2, Burns, Hines

Term: June 2023
     
 

Sandy Volle was born in Washington and started school in Burns. Though she finished school in Portland, her roots are in Harney County.  Sandy's father grew up in Crane and her family came over every year to hunt, fish, brand and move cows. Sandy and her siblings spent many summers at their Grandma Elsie's ranch.  She finally returned to live in Harney County when she and her ex-husband bought Coleman Creek Ranch. A retired teacher, Sandy taught a total of 29 years in Marsing, ID, Wendall, ID and Burns. She also accumulated an additional 12 years as a substitute teacher, which she continues to do. Sandy began her career as a PE, Health and Science teacher, as well as a coach in Idaho and ended it with 18 years as a Special Education Life Skills teacher. She coached the Crane Varsity Girls Basketball team from 1991-1993. Her son, Ty, his wife, Stephanie, and their three kids live here in Burns while her daughter, Heather, her husband, Jonny, and their three sons live in Nampa, Idaho. Her six grandkids are the heartbeat of her existence. Sandy loves to read and is a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate), SMART reading volunteer, and HC Nazarene Church Board Member in addition to being on the Harney ESD Board. Sandy's passions are her grandkids, her faith, and all people! 

     
         
 Charles Dunten Charles Dunten

Zone 3, Crane, Pine Creek,
Drewsey

Term: June 2021
     
 

Charles Dunten was born in Drewsey and grew up on the family ranch.  Now, over 70 years later he is still on that same ranch. Charles continues to work on the ranch and is actively involved in the Harney County Fair, having only missed one fair since he was born.  He is married to his wife Janice since 1968 and together they have five children and 13 grandchildren. Charles loves the ranching life and family, He faithfully follows his 13 grandchildren as they participate in school and extra-curricular activities.  He is actively involved in his community and can be found at sporting events, fund-raisers and social gatherings. Charles has served on the ESD board for over 30 years.

     
         
 Dan Brown Dan Brown

Zone 5, Suntex, Frenchglen,
Double O

Term: June 2023
     

Dan Brown is a life-long Oregonian who lives in Riley where he and his wife raise hay.  Dan grew up in Redmond. He and his wife of 52 years, Mary, practiced medicine in Bend, where they lived for 40 years before moving to Harney County.  They are both Army veterans, serving in Vietnam. Dan and Mary have four children and nine grandchildren, two of whom attend the Double O school. Dan enjoys sports, reading and anything outdoors, particularly fly fishing, hunting and camping.

     
         
 Kirk Davies Kirk Davies

Zone 6, At Large

Term: June 2023
     

Kirk Davies is from Princeton, OR and attended school in Crane. He graduated from Oregon State University with a PhD in Rangeland Ecology and Management.  Kirk is the lead Rangeland Scientist with the USDA – Agricultural Research Service at the Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center and a courtesy Professor with Oregon State University. He is married to Lindsay Davies and they have three children.  Kirk enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing.

     
         
 Pat Sharp Pat Sharp

Zone 7, Burns, Hines

Term: June 2021
     
       

Born in Germany, Pat came to the US to live at age 14.  Her family settled in southern Ohio where she went to high school and college, married Tom Sharp and started her teaching career.  Pat and her husband made their first trip west in the mid 1970s and decided that living in the western US was where they wanted to be.  A job transfer brought them to the Portland area (Tigard) where they spent 30 plus years. Pat and Tom have been property owners in Harney County for twenty years and moved here full time 12 years ago.  They have a ranch just east of Burns. Pat has two grown sons and four grandkids. She is a retired educator and enjoys spending as much time as she can with family, especially her grandkids.  She also tries to find time for riding, yoga, cooking and gardening!        

 
     




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